In a measure to enable kids to learn new things about the world, Google unveiled the ‘YouTube Kids App’.
The search engine’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa, Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, in his statement said that the application would be available on Google Play and the App Store.
“Like most Nigerian parents, you love helping your kids learn new things about the world. For instance, you spend a lot of time with them on YouTube, watching videos that interest them.
“You skip videos not meant for their age, just to explore the sing along songs on HooplaKidz, Sesame Street, history and science channels. The fun is catching, but your alertness is important!
“With the newly introduced YouTube Kids App now available for download in Nigeria, your kids can enjoy more videos on every topic in the world; protected from adult-type content, while you do other things,” Kola-Ogunlade said.
The Google manager said that the app, which had parental controls, would help the parent to control the kid’s experience, without meddling in their fun.
“A parent can determine how much exploring their kids can do, by turning on the search or limit the child’s experience by turning it off. “The timer feature on YouTube Kids alerts your kids when time is up, by limiting screen time.
“The sound settings allow you to turn off the sounds, so you can catch your breath while your kid watches in peace,” he said.
According to him, the YouTube Kids App comes with a Pass Code, as there is ”no sneaking around watching when I am not there” and a logged-out experience. “The logged out experience enables one to enjoy the fun, no sign-in hassles, features like uploading, sharing, liking etc, linked to accounts have been removed,” Kola-Ogunlade said.